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René Pfromm Negotiation Expert Portrait

Prof. Dr. René A. Pfromm, LL.M. (Harvard)

René is one of the very few negotiators who combine broad practical experience, profound theoretical foundations acquired at the world’s leading academic institutions as well as the experience and tested skills to add value through consulting and training services.

As a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, René has negotiated with clients, counsel and regulators – repeatedly in the context of high-stake, complex, time-sensitive environments and crisis situations. Hence, clients can count on him even in their toughest negotiations. During his client secondment René was part of the legal inhouse team (group management level) of one of the world’s largest energy companies. During his multi-year work experience in Greater China, René has effectively maneuvered through high-stakes intercultural negotiations in corporate transactions, internal investigations and regulatory proceedings.

René is a graduate of the University of Bonn (Dr. iur.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.) and King‘s College London (M.A. econ.). He is an alumnus of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, the Executive Negotiation Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, and other leading executive education programs.

René is an honorary professor at the University of Bonn Law School, and a lecturer on negotiations at Bucerius Law School and the German University of Administrative Sciences. He is a faculty member in executive education and leadership programs and regularly speaks on negotiation topics at universities and conferences around the world. René is the author of “Effektives Verhandeln – Strategien und Taktiken für Anwälte” (Effective Negotiating – Strategies and Tactics for Lawyers), Deutscher Anwaltverlag (Link) and of “Verhandlungsführung für Praktiker” (Negotiation Management for Practitioner), Walter de Gruyter (forthcoming, Amazon link).

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